New Godzilla: King of the Monsters Promo Goes Over the Rainbow

The latest promo for Godzilla: King of the Monsters combines footage from the film with the classic Wizard of Oz song, “Over the Rainbow”. It’s the latest trailer for the Godzilla (2014) sequel to juxtapose footage of the movie’s kaiju wreaking havoc on the planet (or one another) with soothing music, as a way of making the whole thing feel more operatic and sweeping. The trend began with King of the Monsters‘ original San Diego Comic-Con trailer, which was set to the classical tune “Clair de Lune”.

King of the Monsters itself is the third entry in Warner Bros.’ MonsterVerse, following the Godzilla reboot and 2017’s Kong: Skull Island. The movie pits Godzilla against a trio of equally-massive opponents in the forms of Rodan, Mothra, and Godzilla’s greatest enemy, the three-headed King Ghidorah, in a winner-takes-all battle for supremacy over the planet. And yet, thanks to its marketing, the sequel feels less like a down and dirty giant monster brawl and more like a symphony of chaos, as these Titans clash and claw at one another to the death.

Related: Godzilla: King of the Monsters – Every Set Visit Reveal

Case in point: the newest King of the Monsters promo is set to “Over the Rainbow” and is quite literally titled “Beautiful”. Check it out for yourselves in the space below.

As this new promo emphasizes, King of the Monsters sees humanity join forces with Godzilla, in an attempt to stave off their extinction and stop the other Titans from wiping out human civilization. (Or, to quote Ken Watanabe’s Monarch scientist Dr. Ishiro Serizawa from the second King of the Monsters trailer, humanity becomes Godzilla’s “pet”). That feels like a natural evolution of the Godzilla reboot, which concluded with the big guy actually defeating the other MUTOs in the film. Godzilla has long oscillated from being humankind’s savior to its enemy in his many, many previous movies, but for the time being it seems he’ll be fighting for Team Humans.

Beyond that, King of the Monsters continues to look like a pretty visually gorgeous Godzilla film in this new promo. Writer-director Michael Dougherty (Krampus) has said he tried to combine the grounded texture of the Godzilla reboot with Kong: Skull Island‘s vibrant colors in his sequel, and the results seem quite spectacular right now. There’s still the concern that King of the Monsters will ultimately get bogged down in shaky hand-held camerawork and frantic editing that makes it near-impossible to appreciate the dazzling visual effects shots. Thankfully, at the moment, that doesn’t appear to be a problem here.

MORE: King of the Monsters Set Photos – Every Story Reveal

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2019-03-28 08:03:48

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Marvel’s The Punisher Promo Teases An Action-Packed Season 2

Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle in The Punisher Season 2

A new promo has landed for the second season of Marvel’s The Punisher, and it promises an action-packed ride. Despite the relatively simple premise of the comic, the character proved tricky to translate to live-action in the past. Dolph Lundgren was the first to try with 1989’s The Punisher, but despite a gleefully high body count and some creative action, it failed to make much of an impact and ended up going straight to video in the U.S. following the bankruptcy of its production company. Tom Jane took over for the 2004 attempt, but while the actor received good reviews for his work, the film was criticized for its jarring tonal shifts and John Travolta’s villain.

The character was rebooted again for Punisher: War Zone, which has since become a beloved cult classic thanks to its over-the-top gore and black humor, but it remains to this day the lowest-grossing Marvel movie. Given the inherent R-rated nature of the material, the character was never going to get his own MCU movie and instead made his debut on the second season of Daredevil played by Jon Bernthal. The actor was pretty much perfect casting, and the character proved so popular he soon earned his own solo series. While reviews for The Punisher’s first season were somewhat mixed, it definitely made fans very happy.

Related: Screen Rant’s The Punisher Season 2 Review

The Punisher returns to Netflix on Jan. 18, with Frank Castle once again trying to turn away from his past, only to quickly strap the bulletproof vest back on. Now a new promo for the show has arrived on Twitter, which concisely sets up the plot of the second season and teases some of the brutal encounters The Punisher will find himself in.

The Punisher’s new season also sees Castle’s former friend Billy Russo (Ben Barnes) transform into the villain Jigsaw, though the character has been reimagined for the show. In the comics, Russo is a handsome gangster whose face is completely disfigured, but in the series, his scars are relatively tame following his brutal showdown with Castle. Instead, his shattered memory is considered the ‘jigsaw’ he needs to figure out while he seeks revenge against the Punisher. Some fans are disappointed by this approach, and Barnes has defended this more psychological take on Jigsaw.

While The Punisher hasn’t technically been cancelled by Netflix yet, many are expecting it will receive the axe very soon. Daredevil and Luke Cage are already gone, while many expect Jessica Jones to end after its upcoming third season. If this really is the final season of The Punisher, hopefully, the show will go out on a strong note.

More: Why The Punisher Will Probably Be Canceled After Season 2

The Punisher season 2 premieres Friday, January 18th on Netflix.

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2019-01-16 01:01:04

Jason Momoa Is A Dedicated NBC Page in New SNL Promo

Jason Momoa becomes a dedicated NBC Page in a new promo for his upcoming appearance on Saturday Night Live. Momoa is hosting the live sketch comedy series to promote his upcoming Aquaman standalone film.

Season 44 of Saturday Night Live started off with Star Wars star Adam Driver hosting with Kanye West as a musical guest, and it involved some slight controversy as West gave an unaired rant about being a Donald Trump supporter. Leslie Jones had previously hoped that SNL would focus less on politics, but that doesn’t appear to be happening, seeing as every episode this season has started with a political cold open. This season of SNL has been getting mixed reviews from fans, but has still secured many popular celebrities and musical guests to appear on the show. Recently it was revealed that Momoa would be hosting SNL for the eighth episode of season 44, and now NBC has released a new promo video for this episode.

Related: Saturday Night Live Trolls Netflix Originals With Parody Commercial

Posted on the official SNL YouTube page, the promo begins with an NBC Page – an intern that works in different departments at NBC to get experience in the field – telling Momoa to man the phones while he takes care of an emergency. Momoa seems thrilled with the new position, and immediately gets a call regarding a question to which he doesn’t know the answer. Momoa quickly sets off to figure out the caller’s question, which includes a series of physical stunts that include punching Beck Bennett, breaking into Lorne Michaels’ office, and breakdancing his way through security lasers. The promo ends with Momoa coming to the realization that the show is recorded live, which turns out to have been the caller’s question. The full promo can be seen below.

Momoa is probably best known for his role of Arthur Curry (aka Aquaman) in the DC film universe, as he has already starred as the character in both Justice League and in a brief cameo in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, he has also appeared in Game of Thrones and the remake of Conan the Barbarian. While Momoa had already been an established actor prior to being cast in the DC Extended Universe, he is getting the opportunity to host SNL this Saturday to promote his upcoming movie Aquaman, which will be released shortly after the episode airs.

Although season 44 of SNL has been getting mixed reviews thus far, having Momoa will more than likely boost ratings given the anticipation for Aquaman. Aside from advertising the next episode of the show, this promo also gives fans a taste of what is in store in terms of Momoa’s comedic chops. If the actual episode of Saturday Night Live is anything like this promo video, fans will be in for a treat when the episode finally airs.

More: Aquaman’s Original Justice League Ending Revealed in New Zack Snyder Images

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2018-12-06 08:12:45

Spider-Man: Far From Home First Teaser Poster Spotted At Licensing Expo

Sony’s Spider-Man: Far From Home gets a teaser poster as the promotional image is spotted at the Brand Licensing Europe 2018 event in London. Thanks to a deal between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War. Since then, Holland’s wall-crawling superhero has headlined his own movie in Spider-Man: Homecoming and teamed up with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Avengers: Infinity War. Next, Spidey will return for Avengers 4, then the beloved Marvel hero will kick off Phase 4 of the MCU with Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Despite Peter Parker becoming the victim of Thanos’ snap as part of Infinity War’s cliffhanger ending, we know the web-head will return somehow – whether that means Avengers 4 will use time travel, though, remains to be seen. Holland and stars of Homecoming returned to work this summer as Spider-Man: Far From Home has been filming across Europe. Set photos from the Spider-Man sequel have offered looks at MCU characters joining the Sony movie, including Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders’ Maria Hill. Now, a promo poster for Spider-Man: Far From Home has also surfaced.

Related: Every Villain Rumored For Spider-Man: Far From Home

Instagram user Dirtees posted a group of photos from the floor of the Brand Licensing Europe 2018 expo in London, United Kingdom this week. The fourth photo in the post (which can be located by clicking through the series of photos below) features a hanging promotion image for Spider-Man: Far From Home. It appears to be an image of Spider-Man from Homecoming that was repurposed with the Spider-Man: Far From Home movie logo. Take a look at the image below.

Of course, Sony can use images of Spider-Man from Homecoming for the Far From Home posters because Peter Parker is expected to be wearing the same superhero suit. Previously, Holland confirmed Spider-Man will wear the Homecoming suit in the sequel, despite upgrading to the Iron-Spider suit for Infinity War. However, based on Far From Home set photos, Spider-Man will also don a stealth suit that’s all black. Fans have theorized this suit is inspired by Spider-Man Noir, but how exactly Spidey gets the black suit for Far From Home remains to be seen. All we know for now is that Peter Parker will trade in his red and blue costume for something more covert (or, perhaps it’s a separate mode built into the old suit by Tony Stark).

Unfortunately, this Spider-Man: Far From Home promotional poster doesn’t reveal anything new from the movie – neither in terms of the web-head’s suit nor otherwise. That said, with Far From Home set to hit theaters in July 2019, we aren’t too far off from Sony kicking off marketing for the Spider-Man sequel. While there are two MCU movies due in theaters before Far From HomeCaptain Marvel and Avengers 4 – their close release dates mean the marketing pushes for each film will inevitably overlap. Plus, given how secretive Marvel Studios has been with Avengers 4, it’s entirely possible we’ll see some official artwork for Spider-Man: Far From Home even before the Phase 3 capper releases a trailer. For now, fans will have to wait and see – and make due with Holland’s occasional social media reveals and the Spider-Man: Far From Home set photos.

Next: 2019 Will Have The Most Superhero Movies Ever Released

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2018-10-10 02:10:45 – Molly Freeman

New York Comic-Con: 26 Biggest Announcements (And 4 Weirdest Possibilities)

It might not be as big as San Diego Comic-Con, but New York’s pop culture celebration is just as eventful. This year’s New York Comic-Con was littered with scoops. Whether it’s juicy rumors or brand new trailers, there was plenty to see and talk about. Of course, the convention weekend can get a bit overwhelming — the onslaught of news, panels, and footage seems endless. Thankfully, we’ve collected all of this biggest topics for those of you who are lost amidst all of the comic book news.

For this list, we’re going to cover the most important stories of this year’s New York Comic-Con, including some big ones that just happened to drop during the week rather than at the convention itself. The list will even feature a few big rumors that have come out of the con for some good measure — or for those of you who just like some gossip. Even those who attended the convention might have missed some of the major stories, so use this as your post-NYCC guide to recap the weekend as things begin to wind down.

We know it’s difficult to keep track of all this news, especially after the convention weekend. This list should make things a bit easier. Even if you didn’t attend, the bombardment of news is probably still filling your news feed. So after you’re finished watching trailers all day and unpacking your NYCC hauls, settle in and we’ll break everything down for you.

Here are the 26 Biggest Announcements From NYCC (And 4 Weirdest Possibilities).

30 Aquaman’s New/Old Armor

The new Aquaman trailer was the highlight of the weekend for many. It revealed a surprising amount of footage — some would say too much. The extended look — roughly five minutes long — featured a plenty of unseen footage.

Audiences were treated to a sequence involving Arthur and Mera in desert ruins, another look at Atlantis, and even an extended action sequence between the two leads as they are chased by Black Manta. Perhaps the biggest spoiler in the trailer was the reveal of Aquaman’s iconic orange and green outfit.

29 Hellboy First Look

While no footage from the Hellboy panel has been released to the public, convention-goers were treated to a poster reveal and an exclusive first look at the upcoming film.

The panel footage wooed many fans in attendance and featured a tone that balanced the movie’s violence and gore with humor. It saw Hellboy receive his iconic handgun and show off the Hand of Doom, and it highlighted his especially shaky relationship with his ally Ben Daimio.

The trailer’s money shot had Hellboy in all-out demon mode, rising out of a pit sporting a flaming sword and crown.

Hopefully it won’t be long before this footage is released to the public.

28 Bullseye in Daredevil Season 3

Daredevil’s new trailers suggest a return to the grounded crime-noir tones of the first season with some big new developments. The first trailer reveals that not only is Kingpin out of prison, but he appears to design a smear campaign to turn New York against Daredevil.

One of the ways this may be happening is through a Daredevil impostor, who is none other than the hero’s most famous villain, Bullseye. Bullseye is the subject of the second new trailer, exploring his life as a government agent-turned-assassin under the employ of Kingpin.

27 Titans Is Grittier Than The DCEU

Titans has already received flak for the marketing’s seriously dark tone. Now, after the first two episodes were screened for viewers at NYCC, it is getting the same criticism.

Not only does Titans sport the DCEU’s same dark tone, but apparently the show is even more violent than the films.

The footage featuring Robin displayed some extremely violent and lethal combat, complete with the same amount of gore and disrespect for human life one might find in — well, anything but a comic book show. With that said, the show did receive a warm reception from the audience, so maybe Titans has potential after all.

26 Possibility — Will Rick Grimes Survive?

The Walking Dead is losing its lead character this season, with the confirmed departure of Rick Grimes actor Andrew Lincoln. His impending exit has been talked about for months now, but fans still don’t know how his character will be written out of the show. In a new rumor, it seems that Rick Grimes might meet a brutal end.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Andrew Lincoln joked that he might not “make it through the credits sequence” teasing Rick’s potential demise. Fans don’t want to say goodbye to Rick, but it will be even harder to do so if he is torn apart by walkers. Can’t somebody get a happy ending on this show?

25 Spock On Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek fans weren’t left out of the fun this year, with a new trailer for season two of Star Trek: Discovery. The trailer promises a ride that might be just as intense as the first season, with plenty of action, character beats, and visuals so gorgeous that one would think the show had the budget of a feature-length film.

Amidst the sizzle of the trailer is a big reveal — the inclusion of a young, bearded Spock.

The character is supposedly connected to the “Red Angel” visions that Burnham is experiencing, though details on his appearance in the season are still under wraps.

24 First 35 minutes of new Spider-Man movie

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is still a few months out but panel attendees were treated to the first 35 minutes — and apparently what they saw was incredible. Reactions to the NYCC footage is overwhelmingly positive, citing the stylish animation and and lighthearted tone as some of the film’s standout elements. These early reactions come off the back of a new trailer for the film, which shows off several more of the alternate universe versions of Spider-Man.

Of course, this was only the first 35 minutes. Much of the movie is still under wraps and it has a long road ahead of it, being only one of many tentpole releases hitting theaters this December.

23 Deadly Class is coming in 2019

SYFY’s adaptation of the critically acclaimed Deadly Class comic series made a big showing this year. Between the close collaboration with series writer Rick Remender, the promise of intense action, and the Russo brothers at the helm (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers Infinity War), this long-awaited series has the potential to be a household name.

Not only does the show seem like a contender for the “next big thing” in comic book television, but it finally has a release date.

This was revealed to be January 16 in a new trailer that focuses on the coming-of-age aspect of the anarchic action series.

22 Star Wars’ The Mandalorian

The first image of Jon Favreau’s live-action Star Wars series was released on Thursday, getting fans hyped for the first real TV show in a galaxy far far away. The photo was released alongside new details about the show, namely its title: The Mandalorian.

Set between Return of the Jedi and The Force AwakensThe Mandalorian centers on a warrior from Mandalore travelling across the galaxy. The title character wears the iconic armor that the planet is known for — a costume shared by fan-favorite character Boba Fett. Plenty remains unknown about the series, though it is set to premiere on Disney’s upcoming streaming service.

21 Possibility — Kingpin and Spider-Man Crossover

Marvel fans will rejoice if this rumor comes true — during all of the Daredevil buzz over the convention weekend, Vincent D’Onofrio made a very reassuring tweet.

When a fan tweeted that the world will never see the him as Kingpin in an MCU film, D’Onofrio responded with “Who says?”

Marvel’s Netflix shows have been especially vague in their references to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but having Kingpin show up in a Tom Holland Spider-Man film would be the perfect connection. The chances are slim, but at least there’s hope.

20 Bane On Gotham

Gotham‘s fifth and final season was revealed in a trailer this weekend, promising quite the grand finale. The trailer hints that Gotham will be adapting the classic No Man’s Land comic book story this season, and also teased another big bad.

Actor Shane West has been cast as Bane, one of Batman’s greatest adversaries and one of the only major rogues that the show hasn’t yet adapted. Bane’s appearance so early in Bruce Wayne’s life has been met with mixed reactions among fans, but at least that suggests a bombastic end to the pre-Batman series.

19 The X-Men Go To Space

New York Comic-Con got an extended look at X-Men: Dark Phoenix, despite being subject to what seems like endless delays. The exclusive footage, which still has not been revealed to the public, gave fans a look at the fully-formed X-Men team and their upcoming cosmic adventure.

Highlights of the footage included an argument between Mystique and Professor X, Jean Grey absorbing a solar flare, and the team going on a rescue mission in space.

While most of the movie likely takes place on Earth, it’s nice to know that the movies aren’t above digging into the spacebound shenanigans that the comics do.

18 Penny from The Big Bang Theory is Harley Quinn

Among the many DC Universe announcements this weekend was the trailer for the Harley Quinn animated series, which has taken many fans by surprise. The show looks like a quirky adult comedy with Harley breaking the fourth wall and using foul language.

The show is already being compared to the likes of Deadpool, with positive reactions coming out of NYCC. It also features a great cast, with Kaley Cuoco, Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches, JB Smoove, and Wanda Sykes among the voice talent. It is set to release late in 2019 on the DC Universe streaming service.

17 Umbrella Academy’s Big Debut

Netflix’s adaptation of Gerard Way’s superhero darling The Umbrella Academy came to play during NYCC, with a handful of new images and even a trailer exclusive to the folks at Comic-Con. An Umbrella Academy movie has been in the works for many years, but after the switch to television and some time in development freefall, it finally seems right around the corner.

The series — which consists of a dysfunctional family of superheroes — seems to be maintaining its gothic comic book aesthetic.

The show looks like surreal than its counterpart on the pages, but it already has people excited. Umbrella Academy hits Netflix on February 15, 2019.

16 Doctor Who First Reactions

Those who attended the Doctor Who panel were in for quite the event. The attendees got to see the premiere of the new season as well as have an in-depth talk with the season’s Doctor, Jodie Whittaker. The audience’s response to the episode was ecstatic to say the least, and that sentiment seems to be shared by viewers around the world.

Not only was the show a critical hit, but its viewer ratings were record-breaking. The premiere episode “The Woman Who Fell to Earth” peaked at 9 million viewers, which the highest the show has ever had! Sounds like the new season of Doctor Who is off to a fantastic start.

15 Odin’s true form in American Gods season 2

Last year’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods was a massive hit and the trailer for the new season looks just as enticing.  Shadow Moon and Mr. Wednesday are back on their surreal fantasy roadtrip, accompanied by even more colorful characters and bizarre, unsettling visuals.

The footage teases a war between Mr. Wednesday and Mr. World, with an especially striking shot of Wednesday in his true form: Odin. 

American Gods is a trippy, gorgeous series that many may have missed last year, and with such a great-looking sequel on the way, now might be the time to go back and binge. The second seasons drops in 2019.

14 Possibility — Sabrina/Riverdale Crossover

A full trailer for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina hit the web early last week, revealing a spooky-yet-fun adaptation of the comics, as well as a revival of the late ’90s sitcom. Sadly, Archie fans will be disappointed to hear that Sabrina is not currently attached to the hit CW series, Riverdale.

While the Sabrina was originally set to appear on the CW as Riverdale’s companion show (much like CW’s Arrowverse), the move to Netflix seems to have stifled the idea. Still, Sabrina showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is holding out hope for a potential crossovers so that the original plan can come to fruition.

13 George R. R. Martin’s new show

Those of you eagerly awaiting Game of Thrones… well, we don’t have any good news for you. But, if you want more content from the mind of George R.R. Martin, an adaptation of his book Nightflyers has received a new trailer and a first-episode premiere at New York Comic-Con.

The sci-fi thriller follows a crew they struggle to survive on their space mission.

Not everything is as it seems on the vessel, as the show promises some solid horror scares as well as a character-driven story. The show doesn’t officially premiere until December 2nd, but at least sci-fi horror fans have something to look forward to.

12 She-Ra And The Princesses’ LGBT rep

Dreamworks Animation has been launching hit after hit lately — between shows like Trollhunters and Voltron: Legendary Defender, their work has earned them much success on Netflix. The newest series from the studio, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, dropped a poster and teaser trailer at New York Comic-Con that looks like promising fun for young viewers.

The reboot of the ’80s television show sports new cartoony visuals, witty humor, and a diverse cast of characters — even including a same gender couple. While the show’s initial reveal was met with some backlash, the trailer seems infectiously pleasant and fun.

11 Matt Bomer stars in DC’s Doom Patrol

While Titans got plenty of attention at NYCC, the next DC Universe original series got a brief first look. Doom Patrol is set to release next spring, but panel attendees were show some exclusive photos of Brendan Fraser’s character, Robotman. Fraser appeared at the panel and talked through the first look.

Seeing as Doom Patrol is currently filming, it shouldn’t be long before official footage hits the web.

The Robotman design look remarkably accurate to the comics, which has gotten many fans even more excited for the obscure property’s TV adaptation. Supplementing this news was the casting of Matt Bomer as Negative Man — another big name

10 The Spawn Trilogy

Fans hoping for a Spawn trailer at NYCC were out of luck this weekend, but series creator Todd McFarlane spoke at length about his plans for the newly rebooted movie. McFarlane explained that he envisions an ambitious trilogy of Spawn movies, with each one visually and tonally distinct from the last.

The first film might be described as a kind of existential horror-superhero film, with characters wondering if what they see is even real. While the project is still a ways off, the Jamie Foxx-led vehicle is going to emphasize the dark tones of the book with a hard R-rating, as well as cater to the now-older readers of the comic series.

9 DC Universe Streaming Plans

DC Comics and Warner Bros wanted to spotlight their DC Universe streaming service at this year’s NYCC, several small news breaks on he various related properties. Not only did they show footage of Titans, Doom Patrol, and Harley Quinn, but they also revealed the service’s content release schedule over the coming year.

While no specific dates were given, the timeline depicts various release windows for the service’s different original series.

While Young Justice: Outsiders seems to have been split into two parts, Doom Patrol will drop next spring followed by Swamp Thing in the summer, with both Stargirl and Harley Quinn dropping next fall.

8 Pet Sematary First Look

Horror fans might not have had much to talk about at Comic-Con, but during the convention some promo images dropped for the reboot of a Stephen King classic. The first images of the Pet Sematary remake were released, featuring Jason Clarke, John Lithgow, and Amy Seimetz.

The best image of the bunch comes in the form of the Creed family cat, Church, looking meaner and mangier than ever.

While an evil cat may not be the scariest thing you’ll find in Pet Sematary, it’s a nice preview of the Stephen King spookiness to come, especially after the success of 2017’s It. Pet Sematary is set for release on April 5, 2019.

7 Runaways Season 2 Footage

A new trailer for the second season of Runaways shows that the series has moved way past high school drama, and further into superhero action territory. The trailer features the Runaways’ comic book hideout, huge action set-pieces, and plenty of superpowers to go around.

Highlights of the trailer include a kiss between Nico and Karolina, a battle on an airport runway, and a glimpse at Gert’s pet dinosaur Old Lace. The first season of the show was a quiet hit among the newer Marvel properties, but this season promises a much deeper dive into the superhero genre that fans of the series are have been waiting for.

6 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

One reveal snuck in towards the end of Comic-Con — a very short trailer for How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Although very brief, the trailer is made up of all-new footage.

The trailer consists of baby Hiccup in his father’s arms as he is told about the legendary world of dragons.

During his father’s narration, the titular Hidden World is given a brief tease as hundreds of dragons flutter across a cavernous landscape. It ends with a shot of Hiccup and Toothless overlooking a town covered in dragons. It’s not as extensive as the film’s last trailer, but it might hold fans over until the film’s release on February 22, 2019.

5 Good Omens Trailer

It’s a great year for Neil Gaiman lovers as they got not one, but two different Gaiman projects revealed at NYCC. First was the second season of American Gods, and now Amazon’s adaptation of Good Omens. 

The trailer for the new series pits Michael Sheen and David Tennant against each other as an angel and a demon who must join forces in order to prevent the apocalypse. The dark subject matter is contrasted by the show’s whimsical tone and David Tennant’s devilish charisma. It sets up what looks to be a very fun buddy comedy about he end of the world.

4 First 25 Minutes Of Peter Jackson’s Mortal Engines

Fans of director Peter Jackson were treated to the first 25 minutes of his next project, Mortal Engines, at this year’s New York Comic-Con. Mortal Engines is another expansive world, like the Tolkien material that Jackson has worked with before, but with a post-apocalyptic twist.

The most talked about elements of the footage were the massive scale of the world and the jaw-dropping visuals.

The Mortal Engines footage introduces viewers to Hester, a girl who lives in a world that was ravaged by the “60 Minute War” that destroyed civilization. Now the world consists of giant cities on wheels that fight each other. Audiences won’t see it for themselves until December 14.

3 The Boys Teaser Trailer

Amazon’s adaptation of Garth Ennis’s hyper-violent superhero comic The Boys has finally been revealed with a brief teaser trailer . The teaser features a public service announcement from Vought International, a company that facilitates the operation of the Seven, this world’s league of superheroes. At the end of the PSA, the titular Boys can be seen sitting on a couch, rudely gesturing to their televisions.

The Boys is already setting itself apart from the traditonal superhero fare, and with good reason — the series is about a team of people who keep out-of-control superheroes in check– by blackmailing them, stealing from them, and beating them up. It’s extremely adult-oriented and it already looks like fun.

2 Voltron Ends in December

The release date and synopsis for the eighth and final season of Voltron was revealed at New York Comic-Con, finally bringing the critically acclaimed Netflix series to a close.

The last season will feature the final battle between the Paladins and Witch Haggar.

A few promo images were released as well — one featuring the villain Honerva and another depicting the Voltron Paladins in a control room with Shiro commanding the gang in a background role. While no footage was shown at NYCC, the release date was confirmed to be December 14. The show’s final season will premiere on Netflix.

1 Possibility — Avengers 4 Titled “Avengers: Annihilation”

This rumor went viral during the weekend of NYCC — “Avengers: Annihilation” may or may not be the name of the still untitled Avengers 4. Speculation over the film’s name has driven fans mad in recent months, with “Annihilation” being yet another choice amidstthe rumored titles titles like “Avengers: Forever”, “Avengers: Endgame”, and “The Last Avenger”.

Annihilation comes from the name comic storyline of the same name, though it bears few similarities to the Infinity Gauntlet story that the films are adapting. Seriously, Marvel, just call it “Avengers: Assemble” and get it over with already. Don’t keep us waiting!

What announcements from New York Comic-Con excite you the most? Make sure to leave a comment before you go to share your thoughts!

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2018-10-08 07:10:26 – Jonathan Figueroa

DC’s Titans Has The Perfect Response To Deadpool 2’s ‘So Dark’ Dig

Deadpool 2 claimed DC properties are “so dark,” and now it’s DC Universe’s Titans series that is responding. One of the criticisms that the DCEU has received in recent years is the dark nature of their movies. The grounded take was built by Zack Snyder off the success of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, but audiences didn’t respond in the same way. Many believe they’ve lost sight of who these characters are, and a darker approach is sticking with DC as they launch a digital service full of original content. They aren’t even shying away from it, as the first trailer for Titans showed Robin brutally beating criminals and saying, “F*** Batman.”

Even though this is the style DC has operated with recently, other superhero movies have gone in the opposite direction. This is especially true with Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool franchise, which has repeatedly made DC the butt of his jokes. This continued in Deadpool 2 when, following a jab at dubstep from Cable (Josh Brolin), the Merc with a Mouth says, “You’re so dark. Are you sure you’re not from the DC Universe?”

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Well, DC Universe is finally responding to Deadpool’s comments by using them in the latest promo for Titans. The video starts by quoting D. Pool’s remark, referring to him as an American philosopher (even though he’s Canadian). It then shows a montage of the violence that Robin (Brenton Thwaites) will be dishing out to criminals and cops alike, before saying “Suck it, Mr. Pool.” They do sign the statement “with love” but then immediately show Dick Grayson smashing a guy in the face as blood splatters on a nearby window.

This is a pretty great response on the part of Titans, as they’re embracing Deadpool’s concern instead of turning away from it. This also makes Titans the latest DC entity to mock Deadpool. The recently released trailer for the animated Harley Quinn series commented on Marvel’s canceled Deadpool animated series from Donald Glover. Warner Bros. even responded to Deadpool 2‘s post-credits scene where Deadpool travels through time to assassinate Ryan Reynolds before he could star in Green Lantern, but it was Reynolds who got the last laugh.

Even though DC has received criticism for the approach, it is one they are changing. Wonder Woman was the first true sign of this, and the reception only further encouraged Warner Bros. to meddle with Justice League‘s tone, just as they did with Suicide SquadAquaman looks to be a giant, fun adventure film based on the new extended trailer. There’s also Shazam! coming out next year, which made it abundantly clear in its first trailer what tone it’s going for. DC will still have some darker properties like Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker and maybe Birds of Prey, but the future appears to be more balanced, tonally, even if Titans will stay in a darker one to start.

More: Every Trailer Released at New York Comic Con 2018

Titans season 1 premieres Friday, October 12, on DC Universe.

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2018-10-08 02:10:09 – Cooper Hood

Titans TV Show Promo Reveals Why Robin Isn’t Batman’s Sidekick Anymore

DC’s new Titans promo has revealed that Robin (Brenton Thwaites) split off from Batman to avoid becoming him. Since the series’ first trailer was released at SDCC this summer, fans have been bewildered by Robin’s ruthless beating of thugs and uttering of “F*ck Batman.” A glimpse at the duo’s history begins to explain the events that will lead to the Titans coming together.

The superhero team is perhaps best known for Cartoon Network’s Teen Titans animated series, which initially ran from 2003-2006, and was revamped as Teen Titans Go! in 2013. In both iterations, Robin is usually characterized as the dutiful boy scout-like leader of the team, whose attitude often resembles Superman’s more so than Batman’s. His all-or-nothing approach to his heroic ambitions, as well as the running gag of his obliviousness to Starfire’s crush on him, holds together the kid-friendly adolescent themes, despite some very dark episodes. Nevertheless, DC has made it abundantly clear that the live-action Titans is not for kids. The series has already set up the launch of spinoff Doom Patrol, but is slated to be separate from the CW’s Arrowverse.

Related: Titans: Robin is ‘More Violent Than People Are Used To’

DC’s newly released promo reveals kid Dick Grayson mourning in front of his parent’s graves. Like Thomas and Martha Wayne, Grayson’s parents are believed to have been murdered. Through voiceover, he admits that his admiration for Batman was what led to becoming too much like him. Check out the promo below:

Dick’s indoctrination into Batman’s vigilante philosophy at a young age appears to have come from the note reading: “Revenge won’t bring them back. Let me teach you another way to deal with the pain.” However, the flash forward to Thwaites as the present-day Robin shows a young man struggling with unresolved anger. Thwaites is seen in Robin’s traditional red, green, and gold outfit, as well as a black suit. While the costume distinction is unclear, some fans have imagined that the character’s departure from Batman will lead to a transformation into Nightwing 

DC also unveiled footage of the rest of the team dealing with their own volatile origin stories, before Robin appears to recruit them. Raven, held up in a monastery, is shown struggling with an inner evil, which may reference the character’s half-demon lineage. As in the comics, Starfire appears to have been subjected to experiments, which have given her the power to unleash fire bursts. When Robin asks where she’s from, she doesn’t reveal if she’s the princess of the planet Tamaran. Ever the comedian, Beast Boy shows off his animal transformation powers in the nude, and when he asks to meet Batman, Robin curtly replies “No.” While fans are preparing for much more gore and smackdowns than they’re used to, the story’s central narrative of uncertain, young heroes struggling to control their powers and find their place in the world together appears to be intact.

MORE: Titans TV Show Clip Hints At Starfire’s New Origin Story

Titans premieres October 12 on DC Universe.

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2018-09-30 03:09:26 – Calvin Barr

Venom CGI Is Hilariously Terrible In ESPN ‘New Mascot’ Promo

A new TV promo for Venom features some laughably bad CGI. When Sony kicked off the marketing campaign for their upcoming tentpole earlier this year, their efforts were ridiculed by fans after the first trailer had a lack of Venom. Of course, Eddie Brock’s symbiote form took center stage as the advertising ramped up, and now there’s plenty of footage and images of the title character in action.

The primary reason why the initial teaser was so Brock-centric was because it was released in February, eight months before Venom hit theaters. There was still plenty of work to be done on the post-production side of things, including finalizing the special effects. With all of the skepticism surrounding the project, the last thing Sony wanted was for the first look at Venom to be one with questionable CG, so they took their time. Those behind a new ESPN commercial had no such qualms about skimping on the visual effects, and the humorous results are now online to be seen.

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In the spot (which you can watch in the space below), former NFL players and current ESPN analysts Charles Woodson and Randy Moss are leading a focus group to find a team’s new mascot. The criteria is that it needs to be scary. Enter Eddie, who terrifies the room by transforming into Venom and wrecking havoc. At the end of the video, it sounds like the job is his if he wants it.

Fans will be quick to point out and mock the obvious (and dated) CG effects, which look like they’re out of a 1990s movie. While fans should be allowed to laugh at the unintended comedy of the poor quality, it’s worth keeping in mind that this is just a 30-second spot with a limited shelf life. Venom, as of this writing, hit theaters next week. Odds are, this particular tie-in with ESPN didn’t have too many resources behind it, and certainly nothing in the ballpark of the film’s $100 million price tag. If the movie looked like this, then Sony would be in trouble. But for the purposes of the commercial, it’s (somewhat) excusable. In all likelihood, the team did all they could with the budget they had to work with.

At the same time, it’s worth wondering what purpose this promo serves at this stage in Venom’s pre-release phase. Awareness for the film does not appear to be an issue, as it’s currently projected to break the all-time October opening weekend record. Granted, reaching out to the sports crowd in an attempt to appeal to another demographic can’t hurt, but it’s safe to say Sony’s marketing department has done its job. Hopefully, the film receives positive word-of-mouth and can be the franchise starter the studio desperately wants it to be.

More: Venom Needs To Beat Its Shared Universe Obsession

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2018-09-24 03:09:32 – Chris Agar

Walking Dead Season 9 Promo Teases A New Beginning

A new promo for The Walking Dead season 9 has been released, and it offers fans a deeper look into the themes the series will tackle this year. It’s clear that the upcoming season of The Walking Dead will be something of a mini reboot for the show, with main characters like Rick Grimes departing as well as a change in showrunner with Angela Kang taking over for Scott Gimple. With the series bleeding viewers in season 8 (though it still remains one of the most popular shows on cable), fans may agree that the changes couldn’t have come at a better time.

Still, even with Andrew Lincoln’s Rick eventually departing The Walking Dead sometime in season 9, AMC has centered a lot of the promos on the character, who has been the main staple of the series since the very beginning. Additionally, a lot of this material has focused extensively on Rick’s leadership as he attempts to make peace between the many communities and ensure a viable future for humanity. This newest promo is no exception to that tactic.

Related: Walking Dead Season 9 Casts Two More Familiar Comic Book Characters

Released via Comic Book, The Walking Dead has unveiled even more footage of season 9 in the form of a new promo. In the video, Rick has become more popular with the various communities, with Michonne dubbing him “the famous Rick Grimes” in a somewhat joking fashion. Also included is the characters touching on the theme of a new beginning for everyone as well as a short interview with main star Lincoln.

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While fans will be thrilled that Rick is finally achieving a level of recognition that he has in the comics, it’s more than likely foreshadowing for the civil war that’s been teased between Rick, Maggie and Daryl since the end of season 8 after Rick made the decision to let Negan live. It’ll be interesting to see how The Walking Dead balances this storyline with the introduction of the next big bad, The Whisperers.

However Kang and AMC decide to push forward, Lincoln has at least promised that season 9 of The Walking Dead and its themes will share a lot in common with season 1, especially the premiere episode, which is slated to be extra-long in runtime. He has also praised Kang’s abilities, claiming that she’s “breathed new life into [The Walking Dead]” as well given the show “a real positive energy.” Whether that’s true or not remains to be seen, but after such monumental changes to the source material in season 8 (the biggest of which was Carl Grimes’ unexpected death), it may be difficult for AMC and company to bring back viewers who have already given up.

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The Walking Dead season 9 premieres October 7th on AMC.

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2018-09-14 10:09:13 – Corey Hoffmeyer

The Good Place Season 3 Promo Soothes With a Bunny in a Bucket

The Good Place season 3 is now less than a month away, and to keep fans from ending up in the Bad Place before then, NBC has released a soothing promo featuring a bunny in a bucket. The frequently absurd supernatural comedy series stars Kristen Bell as Eleanor Shellstrop, a thoughtless jerk who was killed in a shopping cart accident, and found herself mysteriously assigned a spot in the coveted and highly exclusive Good Place after her death.

The series follows Eleanor’s efforts to keep from ending up in the Bad Place, with the help of her friends Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil), and Jason (Manny Jacinto). Also joining in their exploits are Michael (Ted Danson), the architect of the Good Place neighborhood where Eleanor and the others reside, and Janet (D’Arcy Carden), a cheerful artificial intelligence who serves people in the afterlife. Both season 1 and season 2 of The Good Place ended with radical changes to the status quo, and fans are eager to see how things develop in season 3.

Related: The Good Place Season 3 Poster Trades Heaven For A Place On Earth

To help temper that excitement with a little peace, this Good Place promo invites audiences to look at a bunny in a bucket, without asking any awkward questions about how the bunny came to be in the bucket or whether he’s happy about being in the bucket. Check out the promo below, and let it carry you away to the Good Place.

While this promo doesn’t contain any footage from The Good Place season 3, we have caught a glimpse of what Eleanor and her friends are currently up to in a collection of stills. These images also revealed a new character called The Doorman, played by Mike O’Malley, who guards the door between Earth and the afterlife.

The ongoing theme of The Good Place is Eleanor and her friends trying to become better people, and exploring if such a thing is even possible, or whether they’re doomed to repeat the same old patterns. When we saw them last, they had been given a second chance at life on Earth, and Eleanor had managed to seek out Chidi in search of guidance in the messy topic of ethical philosophy. Whether Chidi will succeed at helping Eleanor become a better person, and whether they’ll find a way to link up with their old friends Tahani and Jason, remains to be seen.

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The Good Place season 3 will premiere September 27 on NBC at 8/7c.

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